PERSONAL DETAIL


PROF. DR. M NIAZ ASADULLAH

Professor
Department of Economics
Faculty of Economics and Administration
 
  m.niaz@um.edu.my
 Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, W.Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Homepage
  http://www.niazasadullah.com/
Publons Link
  https://publons.com/researcher/860161/m-niaz-asadullah/
Scopus ID Link
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PubMed ID Link
  https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8047-5548

BIOGRAPHY


Professor Niaz Asadullah received his Doctorate degree in Economics from Oxford University in 2005. Before coming to Malaysia, he taught economics at Reading University, UK, for seven years. He also held visiting positions at Harvard, OxfordManchester, Kent, Dhaka, BRAC, Chulalongkorn and Mindanao State Universities. At the University of Malaya, he additionally served as the Deputy Director of the Centre for Poverty and Development Studies (CPDS) from 2014-2016. His research relates to poverty, inequality, well-being, education, labor market, skills formation and gender issues with a focus on South/East Asia and Islamic countries. His work has been supported by the Social Security Research Centre (SSRC) and HIR schemes of the University of Malaya as well as international grants such as the Australian Development Research Award Scheme, Leverhulme Trust (UK), International Growth Centre (IGC),  the DFID (UK), Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), South Asian Network of Economic Research Institutes, Global Education Commission, and the World Bank. He has also consulted for Asian Productivity Organization (APO), BRAC, Oxford Policy Management, BAPPENAS (Government of Indonesia), UN-ESCAP, the World Bank and the World Health Organization (WHO).

 

He has published in economics journals (Australian Economic ReviewApplied EconomicsAsian Development ReviewBulletin of Economic ResearchCambridge Journal of EconomicsChina Economic ReviewEconomicaEconomics of Education ReviewEducation EconomicsFeminist EconomicsJournal of Economic PsychologyJournal of Economic StudiesJournal of Development StudiesStructural Change and Economic Dynamics, and World Development) as well as non-economics journals (Journal of Biosocial SciencesComparative Education ReviewDevelopment Policy ReviewEconomic and Political WeeklyEuropean Journal of Development ResearchFood PolicyOxford Development Studies, Social Indicators ResearchThird World QuarterlyInternational Journal of ManpowerInternational Journal of Educational Development and PLoS One). 

 

In addition to 50+ ISI/SCOPUS journal papers, Prof Asadullah has published 100+ media articles (opinion pieces) in newspapers/magazines including the Project Syndicatethe ConversationWorld Economic Forum, D+C Development and Cooperation, the East Asia Forum, the Diplomat and World Education Forum (UNESCO). He has appeared on interviews with the Al-jazeeraABC AustraliaAstro Awani TV (Malaysia)BBC (Bengali)the Star (Malaysia), the Edge Financial DailyBusiness FM Malaysia & Daily Sabah (Turkey). He has delivered 100+ lectures/keynotes at national/international seminars/symposiums/conferences and has edited/reviewed 300+ research manuscripts/proposals for 100+ peer-reviewed journals/publishers/funding agencies. 

 

Professor Asadullah is an Academic Editor of  PLOS One and Associate Editor of BMC Public Health (Springer), the Journal of Human Development and Capabilities (Taylor & Francis), Asia Pacific Education Review (Springer) and Singapore Economic Review (World Scientific) and Co-Editor of the Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics (Springer Nature). He is also on the editorial advisory board of COMPARE: A Journal of Comparative and International Education (Taylor & Francis), International Journal of Educational Development (Elsevier), Journal of Poverty and Public Policy (Willey), Journal of Public Affairs (Willey), and Malaysian Journal of EconomicsOther active affiliations include: Visiting Professorial Fellow (University of Manchester); Fellow of the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Peer Review College; Research Fellow of the IZA Institute of Labor Economics; Global Labor Organization (GLO) Lead for Malaysia & South-East Asia; Life Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA); Co-founder of the Initiative on Education, Gender and Growth in Asia.

 


ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
(Qualification), (Institution).



PROFESSIONAL
(Organisation), (Role), (Year), (Level).


  • Center for International Development (CID), Kennedy School, Harvard University , Research Fellow, 2001 to 2001, (University)
  • IZA INSTITUTE of LABOR ECONOMICS, Research Fellow, 2007 to 2024, (International)
  • CENTRE ON SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ORGANISATIONAL PERFORMANCE (SKOPE), OXFORD UNIVERSITY , Research Fellow, 2007 to 2019, (International)
  • CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF AFRICAN ECONOMIES (CSAE), UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, Affiliate Member, 2009 to 2016, (International)
  • St Andrew's Church of England Primary School (Oxford, UK), School Governor, 2010 to 2011, (International)
  • Initiative on Education, Gender and Growth in Asia (Integgra), Co-founder, 2015, (International)
  • TALIM: JOURNAL OF EDUCATION IN MUSLIM SOCIETIES AND COMMUNITIES, Editorial Advisory Board Member, 2018 to 2020, (International)
  • Effective States and Inclusive Development (ESID) Research Centre, University of Manchester, UK, Research Fellow, 2018, (International)
  • Springer Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics , Section Editor (labor & Development), 2018, (International)
  • International Journal of Islamic Thoughts (IJITs), Editorial Board Member, 2018 to 2019, (International)
  • Mindanao State University (Iligan), Visiting Research Professor, 2019 to 2020, (University)
  • College of Population Studies, Chulalongkorn University, Visiting Research Professor, 2019 to 2024, (International)
  • World Health Organization (WHO), Policy Adviser On Child Marriage, 2019 to 2019, (International)
  • Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), External Assessor For Staff (academic) Promotion, 2019 to 2020, (University)
  • Malaysian Economic Association, Life Member, 2019, (National)
  • Amnesty International, Visiting Fellow, 2019 to 2019, (International)
  • CONVERGE: Working group on COVID-19, Vulnerable Populations, and Wellbeing in Malaysia, Active Member, 2020 to 2020, (International)
  • Behaviorial Insights (BI) Unit, Malaysian Productivity Corporation (MPC), Member Of Technical Committee, 2020 to 2021, (National)
  • UNESCO Inclusive Policy Lab (IPL) , Member, 2020, (International)
  • University Malaya COVID-19 Special Research Grant 2020-2021 (UMCSRG) , Panel Member, 2020 to 2021, (University)
  • National Agricultural Advisory Council, Government of Malaysia, Advisor To The Minister Of Agriculture And Food Industry , 2020 to 2021, (National)
  • Journal of Public Affairs, Editorial Board Member, 2020, (International)
  • Panel Evaluation for Impact Oriented Interdisciplinary Research Programme (IIRG), Panel Member, 2020, (University)

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES
(Role), (Level), (Start date),(End Date).


  • Member, Conference Committee, International Conference On Social Protection (ICSP) - "Migration, Development and Social Welfare: Implications and New Insights". , University Malaya, 10/10/2017 to 11/10/2017 (Social Security Research Centre (SSRC). )
  • Coordinator, University Malaya, 01/09/2017 to 28/02/2018 (Joint World Bank University Malaya Economics Seminar Series )
  • Deputy Head, Ungku Aziz Centre for Development Studies, Faculty of Economics and Administration, 01/05/2014 to 31/12/2014
  • Deputy Director, Centre for Poverty and Development Studies (CPDS), University Malaya, 01/05/2014 to 31/12/2016

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
(Area).


  • Development Economics (Income inequality, intergenerational economic mobility, microfinance, NGOs, social capital, economics of happiness, women's empowerment)
  • Agricultural Economics (Food security)
  • Labour Economics (Wage returns to skills (e.g. vocational training vs. apprenticeship); gender discrimination, female labor participation participation, job satisfaction, migration and remittance )
  • Islamisation of Economic Institutions (Madrasa schooling, Islamic finance, Islam and women's development)
  • Education Policy, Management and Administration (School quality; private schools; educational governance )
  • Economic Development and Growth (Pro-poor growth, extreme poverty, social protection, sustainable livelihood, Readymade garments industry )


RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
(Publication).


Book

2020
  • Asadullah, M Niaz (2020) Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics (Section Editor: Labor and Development) . Springer Nature. 
Chapter in Book

2019
  • Asadullah, M Niaz (2019) "Education and Productivity: Closing the Gap Between Technological Advancement and Skills" In: EDUCATION REFORM FOR THE FUTURE OF WORK: THE SHIFT TO A KNOWLEDGE SOCIETY, Asian Productivity Organization (APO), Tokyo: Japan. 
  • Asadullah, M Niaz (2019) "Changing Status of Women in Malaysia". In "Population Situation Analysis". UNFPA. 

2009
  • Asadullah, M Niaz, Chaudhury, Nazmul and Dar, Amit (2009) Assessing the performance of madrassas in rural Bangladesh. In Harry Anthony Patrinos , Quentin Wodon, Felipe Barrera-Osorio (eds.) Emerging Evidence on Vouchers and Faith-Based Providers in Education. World Bank: Washington, DC. 

2008
  • Asadullah, M. Niaz and Chaudhury, Nazmul (2008) "Holy Alliances: Public Subsidies, Islamic High Schools, and Female Schooling in Bangladesh", pp 209-238. In Mercy Tembon and Lucia Fort (eds.) Girl’s Education in the 21st Century: Gender equality, Empowerment and Growth. World Bank: Washington, DC. 
Article in Academic Journals

2020
  • Asadullah, MN., De Cao, E., Khatun, F.Z and Siddique, Z. (Accepted) "Measuring Gender Attitudes towards Domestic Violence and Child Marriage Using List Experiments" Journal of Population Economics (ISI-Indexed)
  • Asadullah, M Niaz, Antonio Savoia and Kunal Sen (2020) "Will South Asia achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030? Learning from the MDGs experience," Social Indicators Research (https://doi.org/10.1007/s11205-020-02423-7) (ISI-Indexed)
  • Xiao, Saizi and Asadullah, M Niaz (2020) "Social Norms and Gender Difference in Labor Force Participation in China" Feminist Economics (https://doi.org/10.1080/13545701.2020.1758337) (ISI-Indexed)
  • Asadullah, M Niaz, Perera, D. and Xiao, S (2020) Vietnam’s Extraordinary Performance in the PISA Assessment: a Cultural Explanation of an Education Paradox, Journal of Policy Modelling (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpolmod.2020.02.007) (ISI-Indexed)
  • Asadullah, Islam and Wahhaj (Accepted) "Child Marriage, Climate Vulnerability and Natural Disasters" Journal of Biosocial Science. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Asadullah, M Niaz and Xiao, Saizi (2020) "The Changing Pattern of Wage Returns to Education in Post-Reform China" Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, 53, 137-148. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Asadullah, Mansoor, Randazzo and Wahhaj (R&R) "Is Son Preference Disappearing from Bangladesh?" World Development. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Asadullah, M Niaz et al (R&R) "Fair and Unfair Educational Inequality" World Development (ISI-Indexed)

2019
  • Asadullah, M Niaz and Savoia, Antonio (2019) "How China Escaped the Poverty Trap", Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, 20(4), 488-490. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Asadullah, M Niaz and Wahhaj, Zaki (2019) "Early Marriage, Social Networks and the Transmission of Norms", Economica, 86(344): 801-831. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Asadullah, M Niaz and Talukder, Fahema (2019) "The Paradox of the Contented Female Worker: Evidence from Bangladesh’s Ready-made Garments Sector", International Journal of Manpower. 40(4), pp. 800-814 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Asadullah, M Niaz and CHAKRAVORTY, N N (2019) "Growth, Governance and Corruption: A Re-assessment" Third World Quarterly. 40(5), 947-965. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Asadullah, M Niaz, Alim, Abdul and Hossain, Anowar (2019) "Enrolling Girls without Learning: Evidence from Public Schools in Afghanistan', Development Policy Review. 37(4), 486-503. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Hossain, Mahbub, Asadullah, M Niaz and Kambhampati, U (2019) "Empowerment and Life Satisfaction", World Development, Volume 122, October 2019, Pages 170-183. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Hossain, Marup, Conner Mullally and Asadullah, M Niaz (2019) Alternatives to Calorie-based Indicators of Food Security: An Application of Machine Learning Methods, Food Policy, 84, 77-91. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Asadullah, M Niaz and Xiao, Saizi (2019) "Labor Market Returns to Education and English-Language Skills in the People's Republic of China: An Update", Asian Development Review, Vol. 36, No. 1, page 80–111 (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Perera, D. and Asadullah, M Niaz (2019) "Mind the Gap: What Explains Malaysia’s Under-performance in PISA?" International Journal of Educational Development. Volume 65, March, Pages 254-263 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Asadullah, M Niaz, Amin, Sajeda and Chaudhury, Nazmul (2019) Support for Gender Stereotypes: Does Madrasah Education Matter? Journal of Development Studies. Vol 55, Issue 1, pp. 39-56. (ISI-Indexed)

2018
  • Asadullah, M Niaz, Xiao, Saizi and Yeoh, Emile Kok-Kheng Yeoh (2018) "Subjective Well-being in China, 2005-2010: The Role of Relative Income, Gender and Location" China Economic Review, 48, 83–101. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Asadullah, M Niaz, Islam, Kazi and Wahhaj, Zaki (2018) "Gender Bias in Bangladeshi School Textbooks – Not Just a Matter of Politics or Growing Influence of Islamists", Review of Faith and International Affairs, 16(2), pp 84-89. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Asadullah, M Niaz and Maliki (2018) "Madrasah for Girls and Private School for Boys? The Determinants of School Type Choice in Rural and Urban Indonesia" International Journal of Educational Development, 62, 96-111. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Asadullah, M Niaz and Savoia, Antonio (2018) "Poverty Reduction During 1990-2013: Did MDGs Adoption and State Capacity Matter?, World Development, Volume 105, May, Pages 70–82 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Islam, Kazi and Asadullah, M Niaz (2018) Gender Stereotypes and Education: A Comparative Content Analysis of Malaysian, Indonesian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi School Textbooks, PLoS One. 13(1): e0190807. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0190807 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Asadullah, M Niaz and Savoia, Antonio (2018) Bangladesh’s development progress: How well is it positioned to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals? South Asia Journal, pages 17-25. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)

2017
  • Asadullah, M Niaz (2017) "Who Trusts others? Community and Individual Determinants of Social Capital in a Low Income Country" Cambridge Journal of Economics, 41(2): 515-544. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Amin, Sajeda, Asadullah, M. Niaz, Hossain, Sara and Wahhaj, Zaki (2017) "Eradicating Child Marriage in the Commonwealth: Is Investment in Girls' Education Sufficient?" The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs, 106(2), pp 221-223. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Amin, Sajeda & Asadullah, Niaz & Hossain, Sara & Wahhaj, Zaki (2017) "Can Conditional Transfers Eradicate Child Marriage?" Economic and Political Weekly, 52(6). (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Ng, Sor Tho, Tey, Nai Peng, and Asadullah, M Niaz (2017) What Matters for Life Satisfaction among the Oldest-Old? Evidence from China. PLoS One, 12(2), doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0171799 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Asadullah, M Niaz (2017) Comments on "China's Growth Slowdown and Prospects for Becoming a High-Income Developed Economy" Asian Economic Papers, Vol.16, No.1, pp.116-119. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Aziz, Nusrate and Asadullah, M Niaz (2017) "Military Spending, Armed Conflict and Economic Growth", Journal of Economic Studies. Vol 44(1), pp 47 - 68. (SCOPUS-Indexed)

2016
  • Asadullah, M Niaz and Ara, Jinnat (2016) "Evaluating the Long-run Impact of An Innovative Anti- poverty Program: Evidence Using Household Panel Data," Applied Economics. Vol 48(2), pp 107-120. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Asadullah, M. Niaz (2016) "The Effect of Islamic School Attendance on Academic Achievement," Singapore Economic Review, Vol 61(4), pp 1550052-01 - 1550052-24. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Ahmed, Kabir, and Asadullah, M Niaz and Khambhampati, Uma (2016) "The Effect of Formal Banks on Household Income and Poverty in Bangladesh", Malaysian Journal of Economic Studies, Vol. 53, issue No. 2. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Asadullah, M Niaz (2016) "Trust, Trustworthiness, and Traditional Islamic Education", Oxford Development Studies, 44(2), pp. 152-166. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Asadullah, M Niaz and Chaudhury, Nazmul (2016) "To Madrasahs or Not to Madrasahs: The Question and Correlates of Enrolment in Islamic Schools in Bangladesh", International Journal of Educational Development, Volume 49, Pages 55-69. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Asadullah, M Niaz (2016) "Do Pro-poor Schools Reach Out to the Poor? Location choice of BRAC and ROSC schools in Bangladesh," Australian Economic Review, Vol 49(7), 432 52 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Asadullah, M Niaz and Wahhaj, Zaki (2016) "Child Marriage Law and Freedom of Choice: The Battle against Early Marriage in Bangladesh," Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 51, Issue No. 3, 16 Jan. (SCOPUS-Indexed)

2015
  • Asadullah, M Niaz & Chakrabarti, Rupa & Chaudhury, Nazmul (2015). "What Determines Religious School Choice? Theory and Evidence from Rural Bangladesh," Bulletin of Economic Research, 67(2), pp. 186-207. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Asadullah, M Niaz and Chaudhury, N. (2015) The Dissonance between Schooling and Learning, Comparative Education Review. Vol. 59, No. 3, pp. 447-472. (ISI-Indexed)

2014
  • Asadullah, M Niaz, Antonio Savoia and Wahiduddin Mahmud, 2014. "Paths to Development: Is There a Bangladesh Surprise?" World Development. Volume 62, October, Pages 138-154 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Asadullah, M. Niaz & Uma Kambhampati & Florencia Lopez Boo, 2014. "Social Divisions in School Participation and Attainment in India: 1983-2004" Cambridge Journal of Economics, 38(4): 869-893. (ISI-Indexed)

2013
  • Asadullah, M Niaz & Nazmul Chaudhury, 2013. "Peaceful Coexistence? The Role of Religious Schools and NGOs in the Growth of Female Secondary Schooling in Bangladesh," The Journal of Development Studies, 49 (2): 223-237. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Mahmud, Wahiduddin, Asadullah, M. Niaz, and Antonio Savoia, 2013. Bangladesh's Achievements in Social Development Indicators: Explaining the Puzzle, Economic and Political Weekly, XLVIII(44). (SCOPUS-Indexed)

2012
  • Asadullah, M. Niaz 2012. "Intergenerational Wealth Mobility in Rural Bangladesh," The Journal of Development Studies, vol. 48(9):1193-1208. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Asadullah, M. Niaz & Yalonetzky, Gaston, 2012. "Inequality of Educational Opportunity in India: Changes Over Time and Across States," World Development, vol. 40(6):1151-1163. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Asadullah, M. Niaz & Chaudhury, Nazmul, 2012. "Subjective Well-being and Relative Poverty in Rural Bangladesh," Journal of Economic Psychology, vol. 33(5):940-950. (ISI-Indexed)

2011
  • Asadullah, M Niaz (2011) "A Down Payment on a Brighter Future", eJournal USA: Educating Women and Girls, 15 (12): 27-28. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
  • Asadullah, M Niaz 2011. "Intra- and inter-household externalities in children's schooling: evidence from rural residential neighbourhoods in Bangladesh," Applied Economics, vol. 43(14):1749-1767. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Asadullah, M. Niaz & Chaudhury, Nazmul, 2011. "Poisoning the mind: Arsenic contamination of drinking water wells and children's educational achievement in rural Bangladesh," Economics of Education Review, 30(5):873-888. (ISI-Indexed)

2010
  • Asadullah, M Niaz and Chaudhury, N. (2010) Review of "Faithful Education: Madrassahs in South Asia" by Ali Riaz, European Journal of Development Research, vol. 22(2), pages 273-276, April. (ISI Cited Publication) (ISI-Indexed)
  • Asadullah, M Niaz (2010) “Educational Disparity in East and West Pakistan, 1947-71: Was East Pakistan Discriminated Against?”, Bangladesh Development Studies, vol. 33(3), pages 1-46. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
  • Asadullah, M Niaz & Chaudhury, Nazmul, 2010. "Religious Schools, Social Values, and Economic Attitudes: Evidence from Bangladesh," World Development, 38(2):205-217. (ISI-Indexed)

2009
  • Asadullah, M Niaz & Chaudhury, Nazmul 2009. "Reverse Gender Gap in Schooling in Bangladesh: Insights from Urban and Rural Households," The Journal of Development Studies, 45(8):1360-1380. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Asadullah, M Niaz & Chaudhury, Nazmul 2009. "Holy alliances: public subsidies, Islamic high schools, and female schooling in Bangladesh," Education Economics, 17(3):377-394. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Asadullah, M Niaz & S. Rahman, 2009. "Farm productivity and efficiency in rural Bangladesh: the role of education revisited," Applied Economics, vol. 41(1):17-33. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Asadullah, M. Niaz, 2009. "Returns to private and public education in Bangladesh and Pakistan: A comparative analysis," Journal of Asian Economics, 20 (1):77-86. (ISI-Indexed)

2008
  • Asadullah, M Niaz 2008. "Sense in sociability? Maternal education, social capital and child schooling in rural Bangladesh," European Journal of Development Research, 20(3):482-496 (ISI-Indexed)

2007
  • Asadullah, M Niaz, Chaudhury, Nazmul & Dar, Amit, 2007. "Student achievement conditioned upon school selection: Religious and secular secondary school quality in Bangladesh," Economics of Education Review, 26(6):648-659. (ISI-Indexed)

2006
  • Asadullah, M Niaz 2006. "Returns to Education in Bangladesh," Education Economics, 14(4):453-468. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Asadullah, M Niaz, 2006. "Pay differences between teachers and other occupations: Some empirical evidence from Bangladesh," Journal of Asian Economics, vol. 17(6), pages 1044-1065, December (ISI-Indexed)

2005
  • Asadullah, M Niaz 2005. "The effect of class size on student achievement: evidence from Bangladesh," Applied Economics Letters, 12(4):217-221. (ISI-Indexed)

2004
  • Asadullah, M. Niaz, 2004. "Review of The Costs and Financing of Education: Trends and Policy Implications" by Mark Bray. Asia Pacific Education Review, Volume 5, Number 1. (ISI-Indexed)

2002
  • Asadullah, M Niaz, 2002. Review of "The poverty of Development Economics" by Lal, Deepak (2d revised and expanded US edition). Latin American Politcs and Society, 44 (2). pp. 161-165. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Asadullah, M Niaz, 2002. Review of "Economic policy and performance in the Arab world" by Paul Rivlin, Development and Change, 33 (4). pp. 747-748. (ISI-Indexed)
Technical Report

2018
  • Asadullah, Niaz & Alain Trannoy & Sandy Tubeuf & Gaston Yalonetzky (2018) "Fair and unfair educational inequality in a developing country: The role of pupil’s effort," Working Papers 474, ECINEQ, Society for the Study of Economic Inequality. 
  • Amirapu, Amrit & Asadullah, M Niaz & Wahhaj, Zaki (2018) "Marriage, Work and Migration: The Role of Infrastructure Development and Gender Norms," Studies in Economics 1810, School of Economics, University of Kent. 

2017
  • Asadullah, M Niaz & Wahhaj, Zaki (2017) "Missing from the Market: Purdah Norm and Women’s Paid Work Participation," GLO Discussion Paper Series 21, Global Labor Organization (GLO). 

2006
  • Asadullah, M Niaz (2006) "Educational Disparity in East and West Pakistan, 1947-71: Was East Pakistan Discriminated Against?," Oxford University Economic and Social History Series _063, University of Oxford, Department of Economics. 
Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,Tv,Popular Magazine)

2020
  • Asadullah, M Niaz (2020) "Farming could empower millions of women across South Asia - here's how", World Economic Forum, 2 July  
  • Raghunathan, Kalyani and Asadullah, M Niaz (2020) "Stemming India's Deepening Gender Inequality During COVID-19", East Asia Forum, 7 July 2020. 
  • Asadullah, M Niaz and Raghunathan, Kalyani (2020) " Fighting Gender Inequality in India During COVID-19 Pandemic" The Diplomat, 26 June 2020. 
  • Asadullah, M Niaz and Raghunathan, Kalyani  (2020) "Tackling India's Deepening Gender Inequality During COVID-19", London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) South Asia Centre, 8 July 2020. 
  • Aulia, Fisca, Maliki and Asadullah, M Niaz (2020) "Without intervention, model shows COVID19 will plunge at least 3.6 million Indonesians into poverty", The Conversation, 15 May 
  • Asadullah, M Niaz, Maliki and Aulia, Fisca (2020) "COVID-19: What can Indonesia learn from past crises to avoid another poverty hike during the pandemic?", The Conversation, 15 May. 
  • Asadullah, M Niaz (2020) "From Farming to Female Empowerment" The Project Syndicate, 25 June. 
  • Asadullah, M Niaz, Aulia, F. and Maliki (2020) "Preventing Poverty Hike During COVID-19: Lessons from Indonesia" The Business Standard. 06 June.  
  • Asadullah, M Niaz and Bhula-or, Ruttiya (2020) "COVID-19: Why Coronavirus Pandemic Will Worsen Inequality in Thailand" The Diplomat, 28 April. 
  • Asadullah, M Niaz (2020) "Is ASEAN’s COVID response leaving migrant workers behind?" The Bangkok Post, 30 May 2020. 
  • Asadullah, M Niaz (2020) "COVID-19: Learning Crisis and Girls' Education in Afghanistan", World Education Blog, Global Education Monitoring Report (GMR), UNESCO, 09 April 
  • Asadullah, M Niaz, Aulia, Aulia, F, and Maliki (2020) "COVID-19 Pandemic: A Threat To Indonesia’s Poor", The ASEAN Post, 26 May. 
  • Asadullah, M Niaz (2020) "Is ASEAN's COVID-19 response leaving migrant workers behind? East Asia Forum, 21 May. 
  • Asadullah, M Niaz and Raman, Mishkatur (2020) "COVID-19: Migrant workers cut off from aid but public health at risk" The Edge Financial Daily, 29 April 
  • Asadullah, M Niaz (2020) "Research finds gender bias in textbooks of Indonesia and other Muslim majority countries" The Conversation, 19 March. 
  • Asadullah, M Niaz (2020) "Poor Indonesian families are more likely to send their daughters to cheap Islamic schools" The Conversation, 8 March, 2020. 

2019
  • Asadullah, M Niaz (2019) "How to achieve a quality, universal education" World Economic Forum, 19 November 
  • Asadullah, M Niaz (2019) "Mind the Learning Gap" The Project Syndicate, 15 November. 
  • Asadullah, M Niaz and Chakravorty, N N Tarun (2019) "GDP Growth, Export Boom and Rising Corruption in Bangladesh" The London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) South Asia Blog, 19 November. 
  • Asadullah, M Niaz and Chen, Theresa (2019) "Malaysia’s student-debt crisis could cripple the economy, unless the government acts", The World Economic Forum, 26 June 
  • Asadullah, M Niaz, Amin, Sajeda, Hossain, Sara and Zaki Wahhaj (2019) "Is the Law Enough to End Child Marriage?" The London School of Economics (LSE) International Development Blog, 8 November. 
  • Asadullah, M Niaz and Kambhampati, Uma (2019) "Rural Bangladeshi women: Empowerment, farming and life satisfaction" The London School of Economics (LSE) South Asia Blog, 11 October. 
  • Savoia, A and Asadullah, M Niaz (2019) "Accelerating poverty reduction with stronger state capacity" GlobalDev Blog, Global Development Network, 15 July. 
  • Asadullah, M Niaz and Chen, Theresa (2019) "Asia's Student-debt Time Bomb" The Project Syndicate, 25 June 
  • Asadullah, M Niaz and Savoia, Antonio (2019) "Here's how we can eradicate poverty in Africa faster" World Economic Forum, 4 March. 
  • Asadullah, M Niaz and Wahhaj, Zaki (2019) Early marriage and the persistence of traditional gender norms, VoxDev, CEPR Policy Portal, 11 March 
  • Asadullah, M Niaz and Savoia, Antonio (2019) "Bangladesh is booming, but slide towards authoritarianism could burst the bubble" The Conversation, 1 March, 2019. 
  • Asadullah, M Niaz and Savoia, Antonio (2019) "How Africa can catch up with the world in the fight against poverty" The Conversation, 27 February, 2019. 

2018
  • Asadullah, M Niaz and Antonio Savoia (2018) How can countries reduce poverty faster? The ASEAN Post, 27 Nov 2018 
  • Asadullah, M Niaz and Savoia, Antonio (2018) "How Can Countries Reduce Poverty Faster?" The Project Syndicate, 15 November. 
  • Asadullah, M Niaz and Savoia, Antonio (2018) "From MDGs to SDGs" Oxford Department of International Development (ODID) Blog, University of Oxford, 20 Sep 2018. 
  • Asadullah, M Niaz and Savoia, Antonio (2018) "Why Do Some Countries Reduce Poverty Faster Than Others?" Oxford Department of International Development (ODID) Blog, University of Oxford, 17 Oct 2018. 
  • Asadullah, M Niaz and Savoia, Antonio (2018) "How Can We Eradicate Poverty by 2030?" World Economic Forum, 19 November. 
  • Asadullah, M Niaz and Fahmy, Farihah (2018) "Protecting our girls from child marriage" The Malaysian Insight, 12 October, 2018 
  • Savoia,Antonio and Asadullah, M Niaz (2018) "Why do some countries reduce poverty faster than others?" Development in Transition, OECD, 26 September. 
  • Asadullah, M Niaz and Fahmy, Farihah (2018) "Protect girls, end child marriages" The New Straits Times, 27 October, 2018 
  • Asadullah, M Niaz and Joseph, Jeron (2018) "Concern over rising inequality in Sabah", The Edge Financial Daily, 06 Sep 2018 
  • Asadullah, M Niaz and Savoia, Antonio (2018) "From MDGs to SDGs: where next for Bangladesh? Asia Dialogue, Asia Research Institute online magazine - The University of Nottingham, 04 Sep 2018. 
  • Asadullah, M Niaz and Islam, K (2018) "Representation as important as participation" The Daily Star, 30 March 
  • Asadullah, M Niaz and Islam, Kazi Mukitul (2018) "Gender Stereotypes in Bangladeshi, Indonesian, Malaysian and Pakistani textbooks", World Education Blog, Global Education Monitoring Report (GMR), UNESCO, 20 March 
  • Asadullah, M Niaz (2018) Eradicating child marriage, Asia Research News, 17 Jan. 
  • Asadullah, M Niaz and Savoia, Antonio (2018) "Bangladesh's Deadly Election" The Diplomat, 24 November. 

2017
  • M Niaz Asadullah, Samia Huq, Kazi Mukitul Islam and Zaki Wahhaj (2017) "Gender Stereotypes in Bangladeshi School Textbooks", World Education Blog, Global Education Monitoring Report (GMR), UNESCO, 30 May 2017 
  • Sajeda Amin, Niaz Asadullah, Sara Hossain and Zaki Wahhaj (2017) Cash Transfers to End Child Marriage: The Indian Experience. Ideas for India, 10 April 2017 
  • Asadullah, M Niaz and Wahhaj, Zaki (2017) Bangladesh's new child marriage law swings in the wrong direction" The Huffington Post, 08 March. 
  • Asadullah, M Niaz and Maliki (2017) "Narrowing the inequality gap in Indonesia" , Bangkok Post, 11 September 2017 
  • Asadullah, M Niaz and Maliki (2017) "Bottling Indonesia’s Gini" Project Syndicate, 01 September 2017. 
  • Asadullah, M Niaz and Maliki (2017) "Indonesia must address its income inequality," The Arab News. 2 September 2017 
  • Asadullah, M Niaz and Wahhaj, Zaki (2017) Mending Bangladesh's Garment Industry, Project Syndicate, 01 May, 2017. 
  • Amin, Sajeda, Asadullah, M Niaz, Hossain, Sara and Zaki Wahhaj (2017) A Blueprint for Ending Child Marriage. The Project Syndicate, 07 March. 

2016
  • Asadullah, M Niaz and Zaki Wahhaj (2016) "Social attitudes that view female child marriage as a means of protecting respectability need to change" The London School of Economics (LSE) South Asia Blog, 27 July. 
  • Asadullah, M Niaz and Wahhaj, Zaki (2016) "Marriage instead of graduation" Development and Cooperation D+C, 03 August. 
  • Asadullah, M Niaz, Abdul Alim and Fathema Khatun (2016) "Ending child marriage and closing the education gap" The Independent (Bangladesh) 10 Aug 2016. 
  • Asadullah, M Niaz (2016) "Terrorism: Look Beyond Private Schools" D+C Development and Cooperation, 28 July 2016. 
  • Wahhaj, Zaki and Asadullah, M Niaz (2016) "What is driving the increase in child marriage in Bangladesh?" Open Democracy, 7 April 2016 
  • Asadullah, M Niaz and Wahhaj, Zaki (2016) "Minimum wage attracts girls to factories," D+C Development and Cooperation, 03 January. 

2015
  • "Vietnam's PISA Surprise", feature article in The Diplomat, 01 November 2015 (with D Perera) 
  • "Vietnam's High Pisa Scores Cause a Stir", Op-ed Article in Bangkok Post, 04 November 2015. 
  • "Child Marriage Law and freedom of choice", The Daily Star, 29 August 2015 (with Zaki Wahhaj) 
  • Sustaining Women's Literacy and SDGs, 13 September 2015, Op-ed in The Daily Star (with Zaki Wahhaj). 

2014
  • "Saving Grameen Bank, Sustaining the Bangladesh Paradox" 06 December 2014, feature article in The Diplomat (with Zaki Wahhaj) 
  • "No magic bullet to close gender gap in developing countries", 4 November 2014. Article in World Bank Blog on "End Poverty in South Asia" (with Zaki Wahhaj). 
  • "Quality Education for All" 11 Feb 2014. Opinion piece in The Daily Star (Bangladesh). 
  • "Will India's Social Development Stagnate Under Modi?", 01 July 2014. Opinion piece in East Asia Forum (EAF), Australian National University (ANU). 
  • "An education in gender equity", 14 October 2014. Opinion piece in The Straits Times (Singapore). 
  • "Perspective: Female schooling under threat", 12 October 2014. Op-ed in New Straits Times (NST). 
  • "Looking East", March 3, 2014. Op-ed in Dhaka Tribune. 
  • "Gender gap in education is result of policy priorities" 16 Oct 2014. Article in The Korea Herald (South Korea). 
  • "Managing Malaysia's Education Crisis", 15 December 2014. Article published by The Edge (Malaysia). 

2013
  • "Still in the Last Row", June 29, 2013. Op-ed in the Hindu (India) (With Uma Kambhampati) 
  • "Development Billboards: Numbers Don't Lie, or Do They?" December 12, 2013. Op-ed in The New Age. 
Other Media(Tape,Video,Internet)

2016
  • Asadullah, M Niaz et al (2016) "Jeffrey Sachs on meeting the Sustainable Development Goals - we need a victory of ideas", The Huffington Post, 17 October 2016. 
  • Asadullah, M Niaz (2016) Dhaka cafe attack: don't blame private education for radicalisation in Bangladesh. The Conversation (Australia). 3 August 2016. 
  • Asadullah, M Niaz, Khatoon, Fathema and Alim, Abdul (2016) "Ending Child Marriage, Closing the Education Gap" United Nations University (UNU) -- World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER) Blog 

2015
  • "Vietnam�s PISA surprise: It�s not about the resources", Article in the Child Poverty and Development blog, Oxford University, 02 November 2015 (with D Perera) 
  • "Vietnam's Performance in PISA" Blog article published by the University of Manchester, 04 November 2015. 
  • "Learning Crisis in South Asia", 27 March 2015. Article published by Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) on Asia-Pathways blog. 
  • Asadullah, M Niaz (2015) "In school but not learning" Article on BRAC blog, 5 March (with Abdul Alim and Fathema Khatun). 
  • "Delaying Marriage, Educating the Next Generation", Article on BRAC blog, 26 July 2015 (with Abdul Alim and Fathema Khatun). 
  • "Pathways to Development", 15 January, 2015. Blog article re-published by "Effective States and Inclusive Development" (ESID) Centre, UK 
  • Asadullah, M Niaz 2015. "Bangladesh s politicians should keep their hands off Grameen Bank" Opinion piece in East Asia Forum (EAF). Jan 09, 2015 (With Zaki Wahhaj) 

2014
  • "Pathways to Development", 5 December, 2014. Blog article published by Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) (With Antonio Savoia) 
  • "Nobel Peace Prize win for Malala and Kailash is a beacon of hope for children's rights", 10 Oct 2014. Opinion piece in The Conversation (UK) (With Zaki Wahhaj) 
  • "Gender equity in schools in Muslim countries: it can be done", 13 Oct 2014. Opinion piece in The Conversation (Australia). 
  • Measuring graduate unemployment, May 1, 2014. Op-ed in BDNEWS24.com. 
  • "Will India s social development stagnate under Modi?" July 3, 2014. Article published by Indian Council on Global Relations. 
  • "Closing the gender gap in the developing world", 4 November 2014. Article in "World Economic Forum" (WEF) blog. 

AREAS OF RESEARCH
(Project title), (Role), (From)-(Until), (Level), (Source).


  • Health Risks and Smoking Status During a Pandemic (Covid-19): A Large Scale Longitudinal Survey, Principal Investigator(PI), 2020 - 2022, Global Initiative for Development Alternative
  • COVID-19: Impact on Schooling, Learning and Child Labor, Principal Investigator(PI), 2020 - 2021, BRAC
  • South Asia Multi-country Study on Covid-19 Risk Perception and Coping Strategies, Principal Investigator(PI), 2020 - 2021, Global Initiative for Development Alternative
  • Access to Microfinance and Female Labour Force Participation, Principal Investigator(PI), 2019 - 2020, UNU-WIDER grant
  • Malaysian Living Standards Qualitative Study (mlsqs), Principal Investigator(PI), 2019 - 2020, International Funding, (International)
  • Malaysian Living Standards Qualitative Study (MLSQS) 2019, Principal Investigator(PI), 2019 - 2020, World Bank, (International)
  • Work, Family and Child Care: Retaining Women in the Labor Market in Malaysia, Principal Investigator(PI), 2018 - 2019, Social Security Research Centre (SSRC), (International)
  • Communication Infrastructure Development And Rural Poverty In Sabah, Malaysia, Principal Investigator(PI), 2018 - 2019, Bantuan Khas Penyelidikan (BKP Special), (National)
  • Peer Effects of Child Marriage Law on Marriage Customs: A Randomized Control Trial (RCT) Evaluation, Co-Investigator, 2018 - 2019, Economic Development and Institutions (EDI) , DFID, (National)
  • Infrastructure Development and Rural Poverty in East Malaysia, Principal Investigator(PI), 2018 - 2019, Bantuan Kecil Penyelidikan (BKP), (National)
  • Palm Oil and Poverty in East Malaysia, Principal Investigator(PI), 2018 - 2020, Geran Penyelidikan Fakulti (GPF) 2018-001, (National)
  • Graduates' Financial Behaviour During Education To Work Transition, Consultant, 2018 - 2020, RU Geran - Fakulti Program, (National)
  • Palm Oil And Poverty In East Malaysia, Principal Investigator(PI), 2018 - 2020, RU Geran - Fakulti Program, (National)
  • Child Marriage Law, Gender Norms and Marriage Customs (Economic Development and Institutions, DfID Research Programme), Co-Investigator, 2017 - 2018, International Funding, (National)
  • The Economics of Intimate Partner Violence, Principal Investigator(PI), 2017 - 2019, NONE, (National)
  • Poverty Persistence in Sabah, Malaysia, Principal Investigator(PI), 2017 - 2018, Population Study Unit (PSU), FEA, UM, (National)
  • MDGs and Global Poverty Reduction During 1990s and 2000s, Principal Investigator(PI), 2016 - 2017, NONE, (National)
  • Employee Well-being in Malaysia s Financial Sector: An Analysis of Demographic and Institutional Factors, Principal Investigator(PI), 2016 - 2016, Population Studies Unit (PSU), (National)
  • Health, Happiness and Well-being in Old Age in China, Principal Investigator(PI), 2016 - 2016, Population Studies Unit (PSU), (National)
  • Post-MDGs and Beyond: Lessons and Policy Challenges for Malaysia and ASEAN countries, Principal Investigator(PI), 2015 - 2016, Social Security Research Council (SSRC), University of Malaya, (National)
  • "Schooling without learning in Pakistan", The World Bank, Washington DC, Co-Investigator, 2015 - 2015, Self-funding, (National)
  • "The role of geography and poverty in household education decisions in Indonesia" BAPPENAS (Indonesian Ministry of National Development Planning), Co-Investigator, 2014 - 2016, Self-funding, (National)
  • The Role of Secondary Schooling and Gender Norms in the Long-term Opportunities and Choices of Rural Bangladeshi Women, Co-Investigator, 2013 - 2016, Australian Development Research Awards (ADRA) Scheme , (National)
  • Evaluating The Changes To The Lives Of Rural Women Made Possible By The Gender Focussed School Subsidy Scheme (bangladesh), Principal Investigator(PI), 2013 - 2016, International Funding, (International)
  • "The China Model: Implications of the Contemporary Rise of China", Co-Investigator, 2013 - 2016, High Impact Research (HIR), (International)
  • Growth, Governance and Economic Development in Bangladesh, Principal Investigator(PI), 2012 - 2013, International Growth Centre (IGC), (International)
  • School Choice in Rural Bangladesh, Principal Investigator(PI), 2011 - 2012, International Growth Centre (IGC), (International)
  • The Effectiveness of Private versus Public Schools in Bangladesh and Pakistan, Principal Investigator(PI), 2003 - 2005, South Asia Network of Economic Research Institutes (SANEI), (International)

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
(Name of Award), (Awarding Institution), (Year Awarded), (Level).


  • Top Global Reviewer (Cross Field), Publons, 2019, (International)
  • Top Global Reviewer (Social Sciences), Publons, 2019, (International)
  • Top Global Reviewer (Economics and Business), Publons, 2019, (International)
  • Outstanding Reviewer (International Journal of Educational Development), Elsevier, 2018, (International)
  • Outstanding Reviewer (World Development), Elsevier, 2017, (International)
  • Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship, Leverhulme Trust, Uk, 2011, (International)
  • Fellow of Royal Society of Arts (Frsa), Royal Society of Arts, Uk, 2011, (International)
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy, Higher Education Academy (Hea), United Kingdom, 2010, (International)
  • University Gold Medal, Aligarh Muslim University, India, 1996, (University)

PRESENTATIONS
(Title), (Event), (Date Presented), (Organiser), (Level).


PLEANARY/KEYNOTE SPEAKER
  • Ending Child Marriage - Empowering Girls or Strengthening the Rule of Law, Public Seminar, 2015-09-02 to 2015-09-02, BRAC, (International)
  • Child Marriage in Bangladesh: Current Situation and Potential Remedies, Policy Seminar, 2015-09-03 to 2015-09-03, East West University, (International)
  • Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030: Challenges for South Asia, INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DEVELOPMENT, GOVERNANCE AND TRANSFORMATION, INSEARCH 2016, 2016-12-27 to 2016-12-28, Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development (BARD), (International)
  • Beyond the Bangladesh Paradox: Meeting the SDGs Targets by 2030, Public Lecture, 2017-02-02 to 2017-02-02, Khulna University Economics Society (KUES), (International)
  • THE RACE BETWEEN HUMAN CAPITAL AND TECHNOLOGY, "Collaborative Innovation of Economic Society in the Era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0)" - The International Seminar on Business, Economics, Social Sciences and Technology 2018 , 2018-12-05 to 2018-12-05, Universitas Terbuka (Open University Indonesia), (International)
  • INDUSTRY 4.0 AND THE ROLE OF THE ACADEME , Public lecture on 4th Industry Revolution, 2019-02-04 to 2019-02-04, Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT), The Philippines., (International)
  • ENDING GLOBAL POVERTY: PROGRESS AND CHALLENGES, Public lecture on Poverty, 2019-02-06 to 2019-02-06, Mindanao State University -- Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT), The Philippines., (International)
  • ISLAM, WOMEN AND DEVELOPMENT , Public lecture on Religion and Gender, 2019-02-07 to 2019-02-07, Mindanao State University -- Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT), The Philippines., (International)
  • EDUCATION 4.0: TECHNOLOGY, TEACHERS AND LEARNERS, GLO-MSUIIT Public Lecture on the 4th Industrial Revolution , 2019-02-08 to 2019-02-08, GLOBAL LABOR ORGANIZATION (GLO) & Mindanao State University -- Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT), The Philippines., (International)
  • WHY IS MALAYSIA UNDER-PERFORMING in PISA?, INPUMA International Conference on Emerging Issues in Public Policy: Global Trends and Projections , 2019-08-05 to 2019-08-06, INPUMA, University of Malaya, Malaysia , (International)
  • ENDING GLOBAL POVERTY BY 2030: PROGRESS AND CHALLENGES, International Conference on Poverty and Sustainable Development, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2019-12-05 to 2019-12-06, TIIKM, (International)
  • Sustaining growth and managing inequality: reassessing public policy responses, International Conference on Public Administration & Development (ICPAD), Govt of Bangladesh, 2020-02-05 to 2020-02-08, Government of Bangladesh, (International)
  • Tackling the Global Learning Crisis, THE 3RD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FUTURE OF EDUCATION 2020, 2020-06-22 to 2020-06-23, The International Institute of Knowledge Management, (International)
INVITED SEMINAR
  • Poverty Reduction, Economic Growth and Human Development in Malaysia, Half-baked seminar series, the World Bank, Malaysia, 2018-02-13 to 2018-02-13, The World Bank, Malaysia, (National)
  • Early Marriage, Social Networks and the Transmission of Norms, Research Seminar, 2018-03-01 to 2018-03-03, Department of Economics, Singapore Management University (SMU), Singapore, (International)
  • Women's Migration, Marriage, and Work , Joint IESR - GLO workshop, Jinan University, China, 2018-03-12 to 2018-03-13, Joint INSTITUTE FOR ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH (IESR), Jinan University, China, (International)
  • Education Quality in Islamic Countries, Public seminar, 2018-04-09 to 2018-04-09, ONDER Academy, Istanbul, Turkey, (International)
  • Poverty Persistence in East Malaysia: The Role of Economic Growth, History and Politics, Public seminar on "Poverty Persistence in East Malaysia: The Role of Economic Growth, History and Politics", 2018-09-07 to 2018-09-07, University Malaysia Sabah (UMS), (National)
  • Female Seclusion from Paid Work: A Cultural Preference or Social Norm?, Joint IESR - GLO workshop on "Belt and Road" Labour Markets, 2019-03-21 to 2019-03-22, Global Labor Organization (GLO) and INSTITUTE FOR ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH (IESR), Jinan University, China, (International)
  • Publishing in Quality Journal, Publishing in Quality Journal, 8 July, 2019, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, 2019-07-08 to 2019-07-08, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, (University)
  • Methodological Challenges for Research on Human Rights Issues, Seminar , 2019-12-03 to 2019-12-03, Amnesty International South Asia Regional Office (SARO), (International)
INVITED SPEAKER
  • Intergenerational Wealth Mobility in Bangladesh, PEG-Net workshop on Poverty reduction, equity, and growth: New issues and findings , 2006-04-28 to 2006-04-28, The Kiel Institute for the World Economy., (International)
  • Religious schooling, social values and economic attitudes, Seminar on Economic Development in the Muslim World: Problems and Prospects , 2006-11-01 to 2006-11-01, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (OCIS), University of Oxford , (International)
  • Madrasa Education: The Bangladeshi Experience, World Bank DFID South Asia regional conference on education for all, 2007-10-24 to 2007-10-26, World Bank, (International)
  • Economics of religious school enrolment, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), August 18th , 2011-08-18 to 2011-08-18, (National)
  • Individual and community level determinants of social capital, Research seminar, 2014-04-16 to 2014-04-16, Monash University Business School, (National)
  • Primary schooling, student learning and school quality in rural Bangladesh, Research Seminar, 2014-10-28 to 2014-10-28, Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS), (International)
  • The Dissonance between Schooling and Learning, International Conference on Political Economy, Accountability and Governance, 2014-12-11 to 2014-12-13, BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), BRAC University, Dhaka., (International)
  • Early Marriage, Formal Schooling and Adolescent Development in Rural Bangladesh, Research Seminar, 2014-12-30 to 2014-12-30, Research and Evaluation Division, BRAC, Dhaka, (International)
  • Labor Market, Education and the Middle Income Trap: The Case of Malaysia, Policy seminar, 2015-04-16 to 2015-04-16, National Development Planning Agency (BAPPENAS), The Republic of Indonesia., (International)
  • Gender, Geography and Household Income: Islamic School Choice in Indonesia, Research seminar, 2015-04-17 to 2015-04-17, Demographic Institute, Faculty of Economics, University of Indonesia, (International)
  • Educational Development in South-East Asia: A Research Agenda, Sharing workshop, 2015-08-06 to 2015-08-06, Monitoring and Evaluation Unit, Planning Division, Ministry of Education, Govt of Singapore, (International)
  • Education in East Asia: Understanding the North-South Divide, Developing Economies and Emerging Markets (DEEM) Research Centre Seminar, 2015-11-10 to 2015-11-10, Developing Economies and Emerging Markets (DEEM) Research Centre, University of Reading, (International)
  • Madrasas in Bangladesh: Literacy and Social Capital, Speakers Forum on "Faith and Education: Contestations around the Madrasa in Bangladesh", a joint initiative between Georgetown University s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs, World Faiths Development Dialogue, and Department of Economics and Social Sciences, BRAC University., 2016-03-12 to 2016-03-13, BRAC University, Georgetown University and World Faiths Development Dialogue, (International)
  • Inclusive growth in Malaysia: Lessons for South Asia, International conference on inclusive and accountable governance in South Asia, 2016-07-20 to 2016-07-21, Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre (BPATC), (International)
  • Purdah Norm and Women's Paid Work Participation in Bangladesh, International Seminar on Women s Participation in the Economy: Policy Challenges for Bangladesh, 2016-10-10 to 2016-10-10, Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre (BPATC), The Government of Bangladesh, (International)
  • Pushed or Pulled? Poverty, Social Stigma, Manufacturing Growth and Female Employment in Bangladesh: Insights from Four Districts, Seminar on Women's Life Choices in Bangladesh, 2016-10-15 to 2016-10-15, BRAC University and James P Grant School of Public Health (JPGSPH), (International)
  • Understanding the Theory of Change: Why Empowerment Matters for Preventing Child Marriage, Expert Consultation on Evidence Based Strategies for Ending Child Marriage: Why Empowerment Matters, 2016-11-10 to 2016-11-10, The Population Council & Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST), (International)
  • Explaining a 'Development Miracle': Poverty Reduction, Economic Growth, and Human Development in Malaysia, Social Science Seminar Series, 2017-07-28 to 2017-07-28, Faculty of Social Science, University Science Malaysia (USM), (National)
  • How can Malaysia reduce income inequality through education? Lessons for Indonesia , The Indonesia Development Form (IDF) 2017 on "Fighting Inequality for better growth", 2017-08-09 to 2017-08-09, The Ministry of National Development Planning, National Development Planning Agency, Government of Indonesia, (International)
  • Gender Stereotypes and Education: Evidence from Four Muslim Countries, UKFIET International Conference on Education and Development, Oxford, 2017-09-05 to 2017-09-07, CFBT Education Trust, UK, (International)
  • Women's Migration, Marriage, and Work: The Role of Infrastructure and Social Norms, International Conference on Social Protection (ICSP), 2017-10-10 to 2017-10-11, Social Security Research Centre (SSRC), (University)
  • Poverty Reduction, Economic Growth, and Human Development in Malaysia, INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MANAGING CHANGE FOR BETTER PUBLIC SERVICE DELIVERY: SOUTH AND SOUTH-EAST ASIAN EXPERIENCE , 2017-11-05 to 2017-11-06, Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre (BPATC), Government of Bangladesh, (International)
  • "Technology, Industrial Revolution 4 and Inclusive Growth", Workshop on the Impact of Education Policies on National Productivity Growth, 14 17 Aug. 2018, Manila, The Philippines, Asian Productivity Organization" (APO), Resource Person, 2018-2018, (International), 2018-08-14 to 2018-08-17, Asian Productivity Organization (APO), (International)
  • "The Race Between Technology and Skills: The Role of Education Policy", Workshop on the Impact of Education Policies on National Productivity Growth, 14 17 Aug. 2018, Manila, The Philippines, Asian Productivity Organization" (APO), Resource Person, 2018-2018, (International), 2018-08-14 to 2018-08-17, Asian Productivity Organization" (APO), (International)
  • Ending Early Marriage: Lessons from Malaysia and Bangladesh, Workshop on preventing child marriage through birth registration certificate , 2018-12-03 to 2018-12-04, National Development Planning Agency (BAPPENAS), The Republic of Indonesia, (International)
  • Child Marriage, Cash Transfers and Gender Norms, WHO-UNICEF forum on Advancing the evidence base on strategies to end child marriage & support married girls , 30 September 2 October 2019, , 2019-09-30 to 2019-10-02, World Health Organization, (International)
  • Role of Education in Ending Global Poverty, Research seminar, 2019-12-02 to 2019-12-02, Amnesty International South Asia Regional Office (SARO), (International)
  • Rural Bangladeshi Women: Work, Marriage, Farming and Well-being, Gender in Agriculture Panel of the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Conference on The Role of Gender in South Asian Food Systems ., 2020-02-23 to 2020-02-24, United Kingdom Research & Innovations (UKRI), (International)
  • Conducting Rapid Response Research: Economic Impact of COVID-19, Public Webinar on Coronavirus Pandemic, 2020-04-24 to 2020-04-24, Dept of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, (National)
EVENT ORGANISER
  • Madrasa education in Bangladesh: implications for economic development, UKFIET International Conference on Education and Development, 2011-09-12 to 2011-09-14, CFBT Education Trust, Reading, UK, (International)
  • Convener of the session on "Gender, Institutions and Development in South-East Asia", Asia-pacific Population Association (APA) conference, 2015-07-27 to 2015-07-29, Asia-pacific Population Association, (International)
  • Convener of the Global Labor Organization (GLO) session, ICAEP 2017 Conference, 2017-08-21 to 2017-08-22, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, (University)
PRESENTER
  • Intergenerational Economic Mobility in Rural Bangladesh, European Association of Labour Economics (EALA) Conference, 2006-09-21 to 2006-09-23, European Association of Labour Economics, (International)
  • Job flexibility and the gender gap in job satisfaction: new evidence from matched employer-employee data, Royal Economic Society Annual Conference, 2007-04-11 to 2007-04-13, Royal Economic Society (RES), UK, (International)
  • Inequality of educational opportunity in India: Changes over time and across states, Royal Economic Society Annual Conference, 2010-03-29 to 2010-03-31, Royal Economic Society (RES), UK, (International)
  • What determines school choice in Bangladesh? , Education at Primary Level Policy Insights from Evidence Based Research, 2012-03-28 to 2012-03-28, International Growth Centre (IGC), (International)
  • Conditional Cash Transfers (CCTs) Schemes in South and East Asia: Policy Lessons and Future Challenges, Second International Conference on Social Security 2014 , 2014-12-02 to 2014-12-05, SSRC, U Malaya, (International)
  • Determinants of School Choice in Indonesia, 4th Annual South-East Asia Studies Symposium, 2015-03-20 to 2015-03-22, Oxford and Sunway Universities, (International)
  • Poverty in China: The Role of Relative Income, Gender and Location, "New Normal" Theory: Deepening the Comprehensive Reform in China" 2015 China Conference , 2015-06-12 to 2015-06-14, Chinese Economist Society, (International)
  • Earnings, Employment and Income in China, Singapore Economic Review Annual Conference, 2015-08-05 to 2015-08-07, Singapore Economic Association, (International)
  • The Paradox of the Contented Female Factory Workers, Global Labor Organization (GLO) session, ICAEP 2017 Conference, 2017-08-21 to 2017-08-22, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya , (University)
OTHERS
  • ADDRESSING THE INEQUALITY GAP., ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION on INEQUALITY. Sixth International Conference on Poverty and Sustainable Development. 5th - 6th December 2018. Colombo, Sri Lanka., 2019-12-05 to 2019-12-06, TIIKM, (International)

EXPERT LINKAGES
(Linkages Description), (Organisation), (Year of Involvement), (Duration), (Level).


  • Reviewer (article in journal), Asian Development Review, 2019, 3, (International)
  • Reviewer (article in journal), World Development, 2019, 2, (International)
  • Reviewer (article in journal), Review of Economics and Statistics , 2019, 1, (International)
  • Reviewer (article in journal), International Journal of Manpower, 2019, 2, (International)
  • Reviewer (article in journal), Review of Development Economics, 2019, 3, (International)
  • Reviewer (article in journal), Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2018, 1, (International)
  • reviewer, International Journal of Manpower, 2018, 2, (International)
  • Reviewer (article in journal), Journal of Asia Pacific Economy, 2018, 2, (International)
  • Reviewer (article in journal), Journal of International Trade & Economic Development, 2018, (International)
  • Reviewer (article in journal), Economic Modelling, 2018, 1, (International)
  • Reviewer (article in journal), Social Science Research (SSR), 2018, 1, (International)
  • reviewer (article in journal), Chinese Journal of Population, Resources and Environment, 2018, 2, (International)
  • Reviewer (article in journal), Journal of Development Studies, 2018, 2, (International)
  • Reviewer (article in journal), Journal of Economic Inequality, 2018, 2, (International)
  • Reviewer (Article in journal), Third World Quarterly, 2018, 2, (International)
  • Reviewer (Article in journal), PLOS One, 2018, 1, (International)
  • Reviewer (Article in journal), Applied Economics, 2018, 2, (International)
  • Reviewer (Article in journal), Journal of Population Economics, 2018, 1, (International)
  • Reviewer (Article in journal), World Development, 2018, 2, (International)
  • Reviewer (Article in journal), Singapore Economic Review, 2018, 2, (International)
  • Reviewer (Article in journal), International Journal of Educational Development, 2018, 1, (International)
  • Reviewer (Article in journal), Feminist Economics, 2018, 1, (International)
  • Reviewer (Article in journal), Economics of Education Review, 2017, 2, (International)
  • Reviewer (Article in journal), Journal of Inetrnational Development, 2017, 2, (International)
  • Reviewer (article in journal), Compare, 2017, 1, (International)
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Educational Development, 2017, 1, (International)
  • Reviewer (article in journal), International Journal of Manpower, 2017, 2, (International)
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Happiness and Development , 2017, 1, (International)
  • Reviewer (article in journal), Asian Development Review, 2017, 1, (International)
  • Reviewer (article in journal), China Economic Review, 2017, 1, (International)
  • Reviewer (article in journal), Journal of Development Studies, 2017, 2, (International)
  • Reviewer (article in journal), Economics Bulletin, 2017, 2, (International)
  • Reviewer (manuscript), World Development, 2017, 2, (International)
  • Reviewer (journal manuscript), Journal of Family Issues, 2017, 1, (International)
  • Reviewer (journal manuscript), Journal of Development Studies, 2017, 1, (International)
  • Reviewer, Oxford Development Studies, 2016, 2, (International)
  • Reviewer, Environment and Development Economics, 2016, 2, (International)
  • Reviewer (journal manuscript), Economics Bulletin, 2016, 1, (International)
  • Reviewer, Economic Inquiry, 2016, 2, (International)
  • Reviewer (article in journal), Journal of Poverty Alleviation and International Development, 2016, 2, (International)
  • Reviewer, community development, 2016, 2, (International)
  • Reviewer, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 2016, 3, (International)
  • Reviewer (article in journal), International Journal of Happiness and Development, 2016, 2, (International)
  • Reviewer (article in journal), Climate Change Economics, 2016, 1, (International)
  • Reviewer (article in journal), International Journal of Happiness and Development, 2016, 2, (International)
  • Reviewer, Journal of Contemporary Asia, 2016, 1, (International)
  • Reviewer, PLOS one, 2016, 1, (International)
  • Reviewer, Demography , 2016, 1, (International)
  • Reviewer, Asia Pacific Education Review, 2016, 1, (International)
  • Reviewer, Asia Pacific Education Review, 2016, 2, (International)
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Educational Development, 2016, 1, (International)
  • Reviewer, Malaysian Journal of Economic Studies (MJES), 2016, 1, (National)
  • Reviewer, World Development, 2016, 2, (International)
  • Reviewer, Journal of Economic Psychology, 2016, 2, (International)
  • Reviewer, Journal of Development Studies, 2016, 2, (International)
  • Reviewer, Asian Journal of Law & Economics , 2016, 3, (International)
  • Reviewer, Journal of Happiness Studies, 2015, 1, (International)
  • Reviewer, PLOS one, 2015, 1, (International)
  • Reviewer, Economic Modelling, 2015, 3, (International)
  • Reviewer, Asia Pacific Education Review, 2015, 3, (International)
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Educational Development, 2015, 2, (International)
  • Reviewer, Journal of School Choice, 2015, 3, (International)
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Institutions and Economies, 2015, 24, (University)
  • Reviewer, Social Science and Medicine, 2015, 48, (International)
  • Reviewer, Economics and Human Biology, 2014, 3, (International)
  • Reviewer, Comparative Education Review, 2012, 24, (International)
  • Reviewer, Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 2012, 3, (International)
  • Reviewer, Agricultural Economics, 2012, 3, (International)
  • Reviewer, Singapore Economic Review, 2011, 36, (International)
  • Reviewer, Economic Development and Cultural Change, 2011, 3, (International)
  • Reviewer, Journal of International Development, 2011, 36, (University)
  • Reviewer (article in journal), Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 2010, 3, (International)
  • Reviewer, World Bank Economic Review, 2010, 3, (International)
  • Reviewer, Journal of Population Economics, 2010, 24, (International)
  • Reviewer, World Development, 2010, 60, (International)
  • Reviewer, Journal of Development Studies, 2009, 60, (International)
  • Reviewer, Southern Economic Journal, 2009, 3, (International)
  • Reviewer, Review of Development Economics, 2008, 3, (International)
  • Reviewer, Review of Economics of the Household, 2008, 3, (International)
  • Reviewer, Prospects (UNESCO's Quarterly Review of Comparative Education), 2008, 3, (International)
  • Reviewer, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 2008, 3, (International)
  • Reviewer, Oxford Economic Papers, 2008, 4, (International)
  • Reviewer, Applied Economics, 2008, 3, (International)
  • Reviewer, Food Policy, 2007, 24, (International)
  • Reviewer, Journal of Bio-social Science, 2007, 3, (University)
  • Reviewer, Economics of Education Review, 2007, 48, (International)
  • Reviewer, Population and Development Review, 2007, 3, (International)
  • Reviewer, Contemporary South Asia, 2007, 3, (International)
  • Reviewer, Education Economics, 2006, 48, (International)
  • Reviewer, European Journal of Development Research, 2006, 48, (International)
  • Reviewer, Journal of African Economies, 2006, 3, (International)
  • Reviewer, Oxford Development Studies, 2005, 96, (International)

EXPERT/TECHNICAL CONTRIBUTIONS
(Activity), (Organisation), (Role), (From)-(Until), (Level).


  • Discussant, World Bank Conference on "Globalization: Contents and Discontents", January 15-16, 2019, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, World Bank, Resource Person, 2019-2019, (International)
  • Workshop on the Impact of Education Policies on National Productivity Growth, 14–17 Aug. 2018, Manila, The Philippines, Asian Productivity Organization" (APO), Resource Person, 2018-2018, (International)
  • Technical Committee Member, 9th International Conference on Economics, Trade and Development (ICETD 2019), ​Feng Chia University, Taichung​, Taiwan, Feng Chia University, Taichung​, Taiwan, Committee Member, 2018-2019, (International)
  • Independent External Reviewer, Staff Promotion Panel, University Putra Malaysia (UPM), Committee Member, 2017-2018, (National)
  • UN ESCAP panel on "Drivers and Policies to Address Multidimensional Inequalities in Asia and the Pacific", the Indonesia Development Form 2017, 9-10 August., UN ESCAP, Resource Person, 2017-2017, (International)
  • Workshop on sustainable livelihood and poverty, Poverty Alleviation Program, Ministry of National Development Planning, BAPPENAS, Indonesia, Resource Person, 2014-2014, (International)

EVALUATION ACTIVITIES
(Description), (Evaluation Activity),(Year).


  • PhD Thesis Evaluation, Preston University, Pakistan, Thesis ,  (2019 - 2019)
  • Evaluation of research proposals submitted to "Fundamental Research Grant Scheme" (FRGS) scheme of Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), Project ,  (2019 - 2019)
  • Assessor of FUNDAMENTAL RESEARCH GRANT Proposal, University Technology PETRONAS, Malaysia, Project ,  (2019 - 2019)
  • PhD Thesis Evaluation, Preston University, Pakistan, Thesis ,  (2018 - 2018)
  • Panel Member, NEWTON-UNGKU OMAR FUND (NUOF) Mobility Grants (Social Science & Humanities), Academy of Sciences Malaysia, Project ,  (2018 - 2018)
  • PhD Thesis evaluation, Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD), Thesis ,  (2018 - 2018)
  • External peer reviewer, Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Scheme, UK Research and Innovation, Research Councils UK (RCUK), Project ,  (2018 - 2018)
  • PhD Thesis evaluation, Monash University (Malaysia), Thesis ,  (2018 - 2018)
  • External peer reviewer, The EU-India Platform for Social Sciences and Humanities (EqUIP), ESRC UK, Project ,  (2018 - 2018)
  • PhD Thesis evaluation, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Thesis ,  (2018 - 2018)
  • Assessment of submissions to the 2018 HDCA Conference on “Human Development and Social Inclusion in an Urbanizing World,” Buenos Aires, Argentina, 30 August – 01 September., Conference Papers ,  (2018 - 2018)
  • PhD Thesis evaluation, School of Distance Education, University Sains Malaysia (USM), Thesis ,  (2018 - 2018)
  • Evaluation of research proposals submitted to "Fundamental Research Grant Scheme" (FRGS) scheme of Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), Project ,  (2018 - 2018)
  • External peer reviewer, Newton RCUK-Colciencias Research Partnerships Grant Scheme 2017, Project ,  (2018 - 2018)
  • Evaluation Panel Member, Newton-Ungku Omar Fund (NUOF), Academy of Sciences Malaysia, Workshop Proposals ,  (2017 - 2017)
  • Book proposal review for Springer Nature, Book ,  (2017)
  • Book proposal review for Routledge: Taylor and Francis (UK), Book ,  (2017 - 2017)
  • Book proposal review for Routledge: Taylor and Francis (Singapore), Book ,  (2017)
  • Evaluation Panel Member, Newton-Ungku Omar Fund (NUOF), Academy of Sciences Malaysia, Reseach Grant Application ,  (2017 - 2017)
  • Evaluation of research proposals submitted to "Fundamental Research Grant Scheme" (FRGS) scheme of Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), Project ,  (2017 - 2017)
  • Book proposal review for Springer, Book ,  (2016)
  • Book proposal review for Routledge: Taylor and Francis, Book ,  (2016)
  • Evaluation of research proposals submitted to "Fundamental Research Grant Scheme" (FRGS) scheme of Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), Project ,  (2016)
  • Evaluation of research proposals submitted to "Fundamental Research Grant Scheme" (FRGS) scheme of Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), Project ,  (2015 - 2015)
  • Reviewer, Emerging Research Fund Scheme (ERFS), Taylor's University, Project ,  (2015)
  • Evaluation of research report commissioned by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Research Institute, 2014, Project ,  (2014 - 2014)
  • Evaluation of research proposals submitted to "Fundamental Research Grant Scheme" (FRGS) scheme of Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE)., Project ,  (2014)
  • Member of the Peer Review Panel, ESRC-DFID (UK) Joint Research Scheme on Growth and Poverty (2011-12 round), Intertnational Research Grant (large) Scheme ,  (2011 - 2012)

CONTRIBUTION TO SOCIETY
(Contribution To Society), (Level), (Start Date), (End Date).


  • Interviewed by the Edge Financial Daily. "Bridging the gap between agriculture and food security" Weekend cover story, (National), 05/07/2020 until 05/07/2020
  • Interviewed by BBC (Bengali) Radio on the impact of COVID-19 on schooling and learning , (International), 25/06/2020 until 25/06/2020
  • Interviewed by Business FM Morning Show (Live) - "No Entry" (on government policy to regulate employment of migrant workers) 24 June 2020, (National), 24/06/2020 until 24/06/2020
  • Interviewed by the Edge Financial Daily. "An opportune time to reinvent Malaysia's labor market" Weekend cover story, (National), 22/06/2020 until 22/06/2020
  • Interview by Astro Awani "#ConsiderThis: Contract Work - A Precarious Life?" Live TV Interview. , (National), 18/06/2020 until 18/06/2020
  • Interviewed by the BFM (Business Radio Station) "3D Jobs Incompatible with the Malaysian Dream?", (National), 20/05/2020 until 20/05/2020
  • Interviewed by the BFM (Business Radio Station) "Unemployment could hit 6% or higher" , (National), 16/05/2020 until 16/05/2020
  • Interviewed by the BFM (Business Radio Station) "COVID-19 Will Leave an Uneven Impact on Unemployment" , (National), 04/05/2020 until 04/05/2020
  • "A conversation with academic economist" - a lecture for 6th Form students on the subject of Social Economics at Kolej Tuanku Ja’afar (KTJ) ., (Country), 18/10/2019 until 18/10/2019
  • Interviewed by ABC Radio Network on "student debt crisis in Asia" for the Counterpoint program "Big tech breakup" (Presenter: Australian Minister Amanda Vanstone), (International), 15/07/2019 until 15/07/2019
  • Interviewed by the BFM (Business Radio Station) on "Reducing Liabilities, A Labour of Love", (National), 16/05/2019 until 16/05/2019
  • Interviewed by Colors FM Radio Station on "Child Marriage Restrain Act 2017" (in collaboration with BLAST), (International), 29/04/2019 until 29/04/2019
  • Interviewed by the Star (Malaysia) for R.AGE Newsflash "Income inequality is a symptom of education inequality", (National), 24/10/2018 until 24/10/2018
  • Interviewed by the Turkish newspaper SABAH for a feature story entitled ""Türkiye'deki imam hatipler iyi bir rol model"", (International), 10/04/2018 until 10/04/2018
  • Interviewed by the Edge (Malaysia) for a feature story entitled "The growing wealth gap: A fate we cannot afford", (National), 06/11/2017 until 06/11/2017
  • Interviewed by the BFM (Business Radio Station) on "Capabilities, Not Income" , (Country), 17/01/2017 until 17/01/2017
  • Foundation Training Course (FTC) lecture for civil servants on "The Concept of Development", Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre (BPATC), The Government of Bangladesh, Dhaka, (International), 16/10/2016 until 16/10/2016
  • Interviewed by Al Jazeera (international) for a feature story entitled "Can madrassas help developing countries?", (International), 13/03/2014 until 13/03/2014

SUPERVISION


POST GRADUATE STUDENT
(Name of Degree), (Name of Candidates), (Title of Thesis), (Academic Session)

Completed
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Mahbub Hossain, Women's empowerment and food security, 2013/2014
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Muhammad Shariq, INTEREST RATE SENSITIVITY OF ISLAMIC INDICES, 2013/2014
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Natasha Gaskin-peters, The Impact of Shocks and Intra-household Bargaining Power on Food and Nutrition Security, 2010/2011
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Kabir Ahmed, Local financial development and household poverty, 2008/2009

Ongoing
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Saizi Xiao, The economics of education and poverty in China, 2014/2015
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Sharifa Nabilah, Women's participation in the informal sector and provision of social protection in Malaysia, 2014/2015